Current Affairs – May 15, 2021 [Daily News Digest]

GKToday provides daily summary of important Current Affairs Topics selected from National and International News. Here is the list of articles covered under Current Affairs May 15, 2021.

Maratha Quota Issue: Centre file Case in SC

The Government of India recently filed a review petition in the Supreme Court over its judgement on Maratha reservation in the State of Maharashtra. The Supreme Court had pronounced tha…..Read Here

Tianwen-1: Chinese Rover lands on Mars

On May 14, 2021, the Chinese Spacecraft Tianwen 1 landed on Mars successfully. It was launched in July 2020 on a Long March 5 rocket. About the landing Tianwen 1 has been orbiting Mars …..Read Here

Mice Rain in Australia

The mice population in Australia has increased exponentially. The mice are causing extensive damages to the cultivated crop and stored food grains. This is being referred to as Mice Rai…..Read Here

Mixing Covid-19 vaccines increase Vaccine Reactogenicity

The researchers in the University of Oxford recently launched “Com-COV Study “. The study was launched to investigate alternate doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and Oxford-Astra Zen…..Read Here

2DG- DRDO’s Anti-Covid Drug

The DRDO recently announced that the 2-DG drug is to be launched next week. The 2-DG was developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation for Emergency Use. 2-DG is 2-Deoxy �…..Read Here

Punjab to join COVAX facility

The Punjab Government recently announced that it is to join COVAX facility in order to increase its COVID-19 supplies. Why is Punjab joining COVAX facility? There is a huge vaccine shor…..Read Here

World Agri-Tourism Day: May 16

Every year the World Agri-Tourism Day is celebrated on May 16. This year, on the fourteenth World Agri-Tourism Day, Government of Maharashtra, Agri-Tourism Development Corporation is to…..Read Here

What are Notified Diseases?

The Black Fungus disease has been declared as notified disease in Haryana. This means that the Government Authorities have to be informed about each case of Black Fungus Disease. What h…..Read Here

International Day of Families: May 15

Every year, the International Family Day is celebrated on May 15. It is also called the World Family Day. This year, the day is celebrated under the following theme Theme: Families and …..Read Here

Assam Elephants Death-Report indicates Lighting

Around eighteen Asian elephants died in Nagaon district of Assam recently. It is a proposed reserve forest. Prior to this, such mass death of elephants occurred in 2001. Around 21 eleph…..Read Here

PM orders Audit of Ventilators provided by the Centre

On May 15, 2021, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered an audit of ventilators provided by the Central Government to the State Government and the Union Territories. Why the audit? It…..Read Here



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